Target 4: Engaged Community Partners – FWSU staff and students will collaborate, innovate,create and conceptualize ideas and learning with local, regional, state, and global partners to make a difference in their community, state, and world.
Action Step – Plan and manage instruction around problems relevant to students and their community and develop solutions for authentic audiences.
BFA Fairfax Art Students recently participated in the Franklin County Annual Art Show, which is hosted at Collins-Perley Sports Complex in St. Albans. Student artwork for grades K-12 was proudly featured during the show held May 6th-May 13th, with an Artist Reception on May 8th.
25 pieces of student work were selected to go in the exhibit by BFA Art Teacher Emily Garland. It is always difficult to select just a few, with so many amazing student artists to choose from! The show is intended to showcase exceptional pieces, but consideration was also given to students who showed great enthusiasm, creative energy, and modeled positive studio behaviors. Ms.Garland selected artwork that represents a range of different mediums to showcase BFA’s program.
One of Mrs. Garland’s favorite pieces this year was the life-sized mermaid, which was saved as part of the Little Mermaid fall set to put in this county show. She is still spectacular! Seniors Veronica Palermo and Sally Parizo worked very long hours to put the Mermaid together. It was great fun for these young artists!
All of the pieces were amazing and we are proud of all of our talented student artists!